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Senate GOP leader plays down latest Trump controversy

The information the president discussed with the Russian officials in the Oval Office was classified as sensitive compartmented information - that is, concerning sensitive intelligence sources or methods - and it had been circulated among select top USA intelligence and law enforcement officials for some time , spanning both the Obama and Trump administrations.


U.S. FDA warns of foot, leg amputations with J&J diabetes drug

U.S. FDA warns of foot, leg amputations with J&J diabetes drug

The warnings include a boxed warning, reserved for the most serious possible adverse events, the FDA said. "The CANVAS ( Canagliflozin Cardiovascular Assessment Study) and CANVAS-R (A Study of the Effects of Canagliflozin on Renal Endpoints in Adult Participants With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus) - showed that leg and foot amputations occurred about twice as often in patients treated with canagliflozin compared to patients treated with placebo", the FDA said in a statement .


Relay For Life Raises $123K; Fundraising Continues Through August

Relay For Life Raises $123K; Fundraising Continues Through August

So far her four-person team, Aussies Against Cancer, has raised $8963 - the most of any Ipswich team so far. Tanya Davis, Canadian Cancer Society mid-Island annual giving coordinator, said 2017 is the a year ago for the event because of waning support.



Oil prices rise as Saudi and Russia agree to prolong output curbs

Saudi, the defacto leader of OPEC, and Russian Federation, the world's biggest producer, together control a fifth of global supplies, but have been spurred into action as crude futures have languished around $50 per barrel. "The market is certainly reacting to comments from Saudi Arabia and Russia's ministers, and it should help at least maintain current prices", Will Yun, commodities analyst at Hyundai Futures, told The Independent .



Notorious Moors Murderer Ian Brady dies in United Kingdom hospital

Evil killers Brady and Myra Hindley played the Christmas classic in the background as 10-year-old victim Lesley Ann Downey pleaded for her life in 1964. Brady died in the high-security Ashworth Hospital near Liverpool overnight. Alas, however, he departed this earth with one final insult to the families of those he murdered, and kept the location he buried 12 year old Keith Bennett a closely guarded secret in his sadistic game of cat and mouse, and upon his death essentially gave the ...


No budget deal in sight with a week to go at Legislature

No budget deal in sight with a week to go at Legislature

Few are uttering the dirtiest "s" word in state government yet, but the prospect of another painful shutdown is looming. This time they've got a $1.65 billion surplus to work with. What if an agreement can't be reached? "There has been a step here, and that is very important as we move toward the end", Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-Nisswa, said.